All four of my sons share a room with one brother – so their space is at a premium. When my 13 year old declared he needed a desk for homework and his hobbies, I knew that the only place it could go was in the spot that currently houses their bookshelf. So I went looking for how to build a desk with bookshelves…
I found some super creative ideas – including tutorials for how to build a desk using cheap store-bought bookshelves or file cabinets – to some genius organizing desks using the Closetmaid Cubeicals, to some really impressive ones like this HUGE and awesome Craft Room desk – big enough for cutting patterns and sewing, etc…
I started AND finished my project this weekend (and I’ll share it on here once I get the pictures uploaded!!) – but for now….
Here are my favorite ideas on how to build a desk with bookshelves:
Anna White made this one and she’s ridiculous – when she says easy, I translate “Requires power tools and my dad”. But if you didn’t make those bookshelves underneath all by yourself – and bought some instead – this really WOULD be easy!
This is kind of genius – what a great way to browse the interwebs AND store all your shoes if you don’t have a large closet!
It’s Bob Villa – so you know he isn’t kidding around when he sets out to make something useful. This one is FULL of storage for all kinds of doo-dads and books and art supplies.
These projects use those cheap particle board storage cubbies so it keeps the cost LOW. You probably already have one or two of these in your house (I have one in my laundry room right now)
Looks simple enough – you’ll want to scout out some file cabinets at yard sales or thrift stores and paint them though – because otherwise those can be pretty dang pricey. And interestingly (Because I’d thought of the same thing and then dismissed it as weird) – she suggests using table leaves as the top!
This is huge and drool-worthy. If you have a craft room and a capable building person – get on with it!
I know – that’s not what I set out to find, but Pinterest… ya know. How cool is this thing?
8) Pallet Desks
YEP – more things to do with pallets! There are a bunch in this article, I like the ones where you just stand up two pallets for the sides, and nail one pallet to the top. Done and done.